Helen Twomey > Robertsons > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile
LEVEL 2, GENERAL BUILDING
33 SHORTLAND STREET
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Helen was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2003 and has practised solely in insurance since her admission to the bar. Her core focus is in liability insurance – Helen’s practice is significantly concentrated on professional indemnity, and directors and officers, claims involving the legal and accounting professions, and the financial services sector. Helen also handles a significant number of general liability and statutory liability claims. Helen regularly appears in all Courts and in the last 18 months has successfully defended professionals in respect of two High Court proceedings and overturned an adverse High Court decision before the Court of Appeal. Helen also regularly appears before various statutory and professional bodies, in particular for solicitors, accountants and financial advisers. In addition to her liability defence work for insurers, Helen provides claims handling, policy drafting and risk management advice to insurers, brokers and insureds on a regular basis.
Helen is a member of NZILA and NZLS. She is also a critiquer for the NZLS Introduction to High Court Civil Litigation Skills programme.
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Robertsons in Auckland handles only insurance matters, advising on domestic and cross-border claims. With two highly experienced partners in the 12-lawyer group, the firm has recognised expertise in all aspects of insurance law and claims handling. Known for its partner-led approach, the firm is praised by clients as a ‘small, close-knit team with a proven track record that is consistently looking for new ways to add value and innovate‘. The practice co-heads are Michael Robertson, who has more than 30 years’ experience in liability and general commercial insurance matters, and Helen Twomey, much of whose work focuses on professional indemnity, and directors and officers claims involving the legal and accounting professions and the financial services sector.